Men Can Stop Rape event in Glasgow, Tuesday 1st September 2009

August 27, 2009

This free seminar is organised by Rape Crisis Scotland & the White Ribbon Scotland Campaign, and provides an opportunity to hear more about what men can do to stop violence against women. Speakers include Joe Samalin from the ground breaking American organisation Men Can Stop Rape , and John Watson from Amnesty International speaking about the White Ribbon Campaign in Scotland. There will also be a panel discussion which will provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the important role that men can play in challenging issues such as rape.

Details
Date: Tuesday 1st September 2009
Time: 6-8pm (Refreshments from 5.30pm. Seminar starts at 6pm).
Location: Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Web: http://cca-glasgow.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=145382330820

The seminar is free but you should reserve a place:-
Phone: 0141 331 4180
Email: julie.scobbie@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

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White Ribbon Scotland web site relaunch

April 21, 2009

A new White Ribbon Scotland website has just been launched! This interactive web 2.0 site provides the opportunity for men in Scotland to sign up to the White Ribbon pledge (“not to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women”) but also contains a wealth of information and resources to help you to engage with this challenging subject. A frequently asked questions section gives answers to questions such as “what about violence against men?”

The site has been endorsed by a range of prominent Scottish men including political leaders (Alex Salmond, Iain Gray, Tavish Scott), religious figures (Cardinal Keith O’Brien of Catholic Church, Osama Saeed of Scottish Islamic Foundation, David Lunan Moderator of the Church of Scotland) and and celebrities (Brian Cox, Christopher Brookmyre, Walter Smith, Gordon Strachan).

As a reader of this blog I’m sure you support the White Ribbon’s aims of getting more men active in challenging violence against women. Please could you therefore:

– visit the new site at www.whiteribbonscotland.org.uk and take the pledge (you can upload a photo and make additional comments too, if you wish). Please note that women are welcome to sign up as supporters of the campaign aims.

– have a look at the additional actions available, even for those who only have a few minutes to spare

– most importantly help us to boost the campaign by passing this message on to your friends, urging them to visit the site too.

Thanks,
Iain


Friday 30th May, 6.30pm. Free film screening in Glasgow: Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

May 29, 2008

 

Tomorrow – Friday 30th May at 6.30pm – in the Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow, White Ribbon Glasgow and the Glasgow Feminist Network are hosting a free screening of the film ‘Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes’ by Byron Hurt. This excellent documentary explores masculinity, violence, homophobia and sexism in hip-hop music and culture. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with local hip-hop heads and feminist organisations.

For more info and to RSVP see http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=28276993256

More info on Byron Hurt and the film from his web site http://www.bhurt.com/

Hope to see some of you there!


White Ribbon Glasgow Meeting – Monday 24th March 7.30pm – Stereo

March 18, 2008

Start of regular meetings of the Glasgow White Ribbon group. We will be planning activities and talking about ways to get more men involved. This meeting is open to everyone. Come along have a drink and share ideas; together we can make a difference.

Monday 24th March: 7.30 – 9.00pm 

Stereo, Renfield Lane (near Central Station), Glasgow

More info, including map on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=11032061606


Men’s Discussion Group – Sun 9th March 4pm – 6pm. Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

March 2, 2008

In collaboration with the amazing Glasgow Feminist Network, the White Ribbon Campaign in Glasgow has organised a Men’s Discussion Group on Sun 9th March 4pm – 6pm in Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow.

Men’s Discussion Group: What can men do to help in stopping men’s violence against women?
Sun 9th March 4pm – 6pm. Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

This discussion group will be facilitated by me! Interested men are invited to come along, and find out what they can do to get involved in helping to stop violence against women. Female readers: please encourage all the men you know to go along – boyfriends, husbands, fathers, brothers, friends, colleagues… they don’t need to be afraid. It will be a safe environment, about creating positive change, NOT about guilt or blame.

I am very hopeful that a White Ribbon Glasgow group will arise out of this event, and meet on a regular basis like our friends in the Edinburgh group.

There are literally dozens more events across the city and beyond, organised by all kinds of groups for International Women’s Day. The Glasgow Feminist Network have an International Women’s Day Events Calendar, which you can find by checking out their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/glasgowfeministnetwork


‘Until the Violence Stops’ V-Day Screening – CCA, Glasgow – Tue March 4th

March 2, 2008

In collaboration with the wonderful Glasgow Feminist Network, we will have a White Ribbon stall at this event, prior to the film screening. Come along and find about our upcoming Men’s Discussion Group and other ways to get involved. The film screening starts at 7pm, we will be there from 6pm onwards.

Until the Violence Stops features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a powerful film that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into the international grassroots movement, V-Day, to stop violence against women and girls. In 2002, eight hundred cities around the world participated in V-Day by staging benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues. Until the Violence Stops shows women from Harlem, New York to Ukiah, California; from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to the Philippines and Kenya, uniting and courageously revealing their intimate and deeply painful experiences with abuse ranging from rape to female circumcision.

Proceeds from this event will benefit V-Day 2008 Spotlight: Women of New Orleans and Women’s Aid Glasgow.

email glasgowfeministnetwork@hotmail.co.uk to reserve a ticket.

£5 adults /£3 concessions.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=8528820797 

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/events/until_the_violence_stops.html

http://www.vdayuk.org/

http://www.myspace.com/glasgowfeministnetwork

http://glasgowuni.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7331035847


Giant White Ribbon event in Edinburgh – Wed 5th March

March 2, 2008

In the run up to International Women’s Day on Saturday 8th March, several White Ribbon events are happening in Glasgow and Edinburgh next week.

On Wednesday the 5th of March 2008, White Ribbon Scotland invite men to assemble at Bristo Square in Edinburgh from 12.45pm. At 1pm, carrying a giant white ribbon to symbolise the campaign and handing out flyers as we go, we will march along George IV Bridge, down the steps at The Mound, and along Princes St, finishing at at Waterloo Place. A simple action but one that will be seen by a lot of people.

There is more information about this event on the Facebook event page.